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Today's Features

  • Tinley, 9, Trista, 6, and Tila Jones, 4, cut and donated their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. This is Tinley’s second donation. The girls are the daughters of Tim and Tabitha Jones of Rome  and all attend Perry Central Elementary.

  •  INDIANAPOLIS – State Senator Richard D. Young (D-Milltown) hosted a page from Branchville during the 2013 legislative session.

    Perry Central Junior-Senior High School student Sydney Goffinet, 16, served as a Senate page for Young Feb. 12. Goffinet met Young and gained a first-hand look at how the legislative process works during her time at the Statehouse.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Lisa L. Castlebury of Eugene, Ore., has been named the new treasurer and business manager at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.
    She succeeds Matt Eckert, who left in January to become president and chief executive officer of Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus.
    As treasurer and business manager, Castlebury will be responsible for the financial and business affairs of Saint Meinrad, as well as overseeing human resources and physical facilities.

  • TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church will have a praise concert at 10:30 a.m. April 21.

  • Ministerial convention begins Friday
    CANNELTON – The Gospel Tabernacle Church in Cannelton will host its 46th annual ministerial convention Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    The Friday and Saturday night service will begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s service will start at 10 a.m. The church will resume Wednesday night mid-week services at 6:30 p.m. April 10.

    Birdseye Wesleyan to hold fundraiser

  • PERRY COUNTY – Wesley Criss became a member of the Ohio Valley Sons of the American Revolution March 2. During the banquet, Criss also received the Sons of the American Revolution War Service Medal."

    He served in Afghanistan from July 2008, to July 2009. He received the U.S. Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service and Commitment to Excellence with four distinct achievements listed, plus his commanding officer’s hand-written comments that accompanied his commendation. He is the son of Molly Hall and Robert Criss.

  • The Journal-Democrat welcomes its newest employee, Don Steen.
    Steen, who was raised in Ferdinand and Tell City, is a 2006 graduate of Tell City High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in history at the University of Southern Indiana.

    While there, he worked as an intern at the university’s archive, instilling within him, he said, a deep appreciation for the hidden stories of communities across the nation.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The sixth annual Charlie Tuggle ride will be held April 27 at Braunie’s Bar in Tell City.
    Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. All bikes will be out at 11 a.m. and all bikes should be back in at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate.
    Donations from the event will go to Shriners Children’s Hospital and Schreiber Family Charities. For more information, call John at 547-7917 or Joe at 547-8803. Rain date for the event is April 28.

  • James and Kristina Longest of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Samuel Joseph Longest, Friday, March 1, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 191/4 inches long.
    Mrs. Longest is the former Kristina Taylor. Samuel has one older brother, Steven Longest, 10.
    Grandparents are Lester and Debbie Taylor of Tell City, Cecilia Longest of Louisville, Ky., and the late Leo Longest.